Monday, May 15, 2006

Wanted: Fabulous Footwear

What a weekend. We had a great time visiting family and being in the mountains. It was way too short of a visit, but it was a great weekend nonetheless. We're still recovering today... It took WAY longer than 7 hours to drive. We had horrible traffic, and didn't get to Forrest's mom's until 1 am. Then, we got back Sunday at 11 pm. You always underestimate how long it will take when traveling with an infant. Thankfully, Shepherd did wonderfully. In fact, last night he slept 5 hours and 45 minutes in one stretch! I was super happy about that.

Then he woke up this morning, and I was sooooooooooo tired. I haven't been able to perk up yet, and it's 2:45 in the afternoon. I think part of it is that I'm down because we had to come back home so early and leave family behind. Also? I have no clothes to wear. Yes, I have a closet full of clothes that I could wear before I was pregnant, and I have my maternity clothes.. but the pre-pregnancy clothes don't fit (going from a C cup to a DD cup will do that) and my maternity clothes are all winter clothes. Well, y'all... it ain't winter. Plus, in 2 weeks, we're going to Charleston, SC for Memorial Day. (Forrest's dad is flying us down, so no long drives). I have no shorts that fit (well... some Winnie the Pooh boxers that I sleep in, but those don't count unless it's 1990 again). (Remember that? or am I the only one... when you wore faux-boxers with baggy t-shirts?? am I crazy? or was this truly a fashion statement). My short sleeve shirts that do fit are incredibly tight in the boob area (which, the guys may dig, but me? I'm hating the stretched out look up there). And I think I have 2 pair of maternity capris that fit. I should go buy clothes, but, A.) We don't have the kind of $ to buy clothing right now, B.) I hate buying new clothes when I plan on losing this weight, and C.) Even if I had the money, and didn't mind buying clothes that HOPEFULLY won't fit in a few months, everything out there is for short-torso'd women (or ladies who love showing off their bellies) which, um... unless you'd like the see the trainwreck that is my abdomen (we're talking stretchmarks that look like railroad tracks from the bellybutton around to my back), I don't think that'll be such a good idea.

Anyways. The only plus side to shopping at the mall is finding incredibly cute shoes that I must have... so if any of you out there want to buy me these shoes because I'm totally fabulous (HA!), I wear a size 8.5 and I love these in Ocean and these in Brown Nubuck. Just a thought... :) See? I've resorted to begging the internet for things.. which is totally unacceptable. I need to just be happy with my beat up Birks, and just... chill.

Anybody know of any jobs out there that I can stay at home and do to earn a few extra bucks to support my shoe addiction??? I totally missed out on the Club Mom thing... anyone know of any other opportunities?!?!

Edited to Add: I also tried on these, which I loved, but of course there's that whole, no white after Labor Day rule that would render an absolutely beautiful shoe useless.... and if I'm gonna get shoes, it's going to be something I can wear year round.


Kristin said...

I'm in the same boat with the $$$ thing. In fact, I called someone today about a nanny posisiton & I'm hoping that they're cool with me watching both babies. All of the "work from home" crap I found is just that. Crap. If you find out differently, let me know!

Reesh said...

We have the same taste in shoes!! Can't help you on the working from home thing, unless you start up a daycare or something.

Erika said...

I am just about to break down and buy some clothes for the size I am now because I am SO SICK of my maternity jeans (which apparently was all I wore while pregnant) and that's all that fits. Let me know when you're ready to go shopping, I will share a Kohl's coupon with you.

VHMPrincess said...

Not that I can help in the $$ area, but PLEASE buy something. You will feel SO MUCH better about how you look if your clothes fit right. Don't go overboard, but buy a couple of things. THEN you'll feel great as the new stuff gets looser and looser!